Pet Friendly Destinations

If you find the idea of leaving your pet behind when you go on vacation unbearable, we have good news! There are plenty of fun travel spots that are pet-friendly! We’re breaking down some of the top pet-friendly vacation destinations including things to do, places to eat at and where to stay. And before you leave, don't forget to order your free pet tag! Click here to request one or more!


Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia
Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia

Generally regarded as one of the most pet-friendly destinations, Savannah is a charming Southern coastal city perfect for a getaway with your pet.

Things to Do:

  • Hit the cobblestone streets for a walking tour to see historical homes and landmarks
  • Visit a pet-friendly bakery and pick up a special treat for your pet
  • Plan a picnic in one of the beautiful parks such as the iconic Forsyth Park

Where to Eat:

For breakfast, check out Clary’s Café, a AAA Approved restaurant. With outdoor seating available, your pup can hang out while you fuel up on traditional breakfast fare.

We also recommend dining at The Olde Pink House – a AAA Three-Diamond restaurant. This eatery is housed in a converted 18th-century mansion and serves contemporary interpretations of Southern classics.

Alida Hotel
Alida Hotel in Savannah, GA

Where to Stay:

The Alida Hotel is a AAA Four-Diamond designated hotel with the perfect combination of modern and southern style. Take a dip in their pool or sip on a cocktail at the rooftop bar.

Another option is Hotel Indigo, a AAA Three-Diamond designated hotel located in the heart of the Historic district. You’ll be a short walk away from parks, historic neighborhoods, the entertainment district and more.



Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe, California

Lake Tahoe is an outdoor fanatic’s dream destination and it’s pet-friendly to boot! For the owners of pets who love hiking or swimming, this is the spot for you.

Things to Do:

  • Try standup paddling with your pup on the lake
  • Go for a hike on one of the many trails
  • Take a gondola ride for breathtaking lake views and photo opportunities

Where to Eat:

For a casual bite, try Rosie’s Cafe – a AAA Approved restaurant. Pick up a sandwich to take along on your adventures!

You can also dine with a view of the lake at The Blue Agave Mexican Restaurant & Cantina. This AAA Approved restaurant offers fresh, flavorful Mexican dishes that are sure to delight.

Basecamp Hotel
Basecamp Hotel in South Lake Tahoe, CA

Where to Stay:

Offering modern motel cabin vibes, the Basecamp Hotel is located close to it all. This AAA Approved hotel is a fun stay for the whole family – pets included!

For a more luxurious touch, the AAA Four-Diamond designated Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino provides upscale style and amenities. Make the most of the extensive recreational facilities available to guests.



Portland Lighthouse in Portland, Maine
Portland Lighthouse in Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine

Portland is full of quaint charm and surrounded by natural beauty. Take a relaxing trip with your pet in tow!

Things to Do:

  • Take a dip at a dog-friendly beach such as East End Beach or Willard Beach (Make sure to check hours and restrictions first.)
  • Visit one of the area’s many breweries for a tasting
  • Take a land and sea tour

Where to Eat:

Stop at Hifi Donuts for one of their unique donuts made from scratch. This AAA Approved café also has an indulgent breakfast and lunch menu.

Portland Harbor Hotel
Portland Harbor Hotel in Portland, ME

Where to Stay:

Upscale touches and modern amenities make the Four-Diamond Designated Portland Harbor Hotel a lovely spot to relax after a day of exploring.

Awarded the AAA “Best of Housekeeping” badge, the Portland Regency Hotel & Spa is within a converted nineteenth century armory that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Plus, you’re a quick walk to the waterfront, boutiques and restaurants. Learn more about our Best of Housekeeping program here.



Want to plan your own pet-friendly vacation?

Use our planning tool to search for pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, attractions and campgrounds. Don’t forget to confirm rules, restrictions or fees regarding pets with any accommodations, restaurants or businesses you plan to visit. And before starting your journey, check out our guide to getting your pet ready for travel here. We hope your trip is paws-itively awesome!

Learn more about the AAA Diamond Program here.


Amber Rolfe is a Marketing Associate at AAA Hudson Valley.